Incoming "DIABLO IMMORTAL KILLED BLIZZARD" spam in 3, 2, 1...The short form for this article: Netflix hired away a CFO from Activision Blizzard, they fired him for looking into other work, and the Square Inc. mentioned in this article is not, you know, the company that makes Final Fantasy games.Carry on.
You sure "Ahuja, however, will still remain as CFO for Blizzard, acting as CFO for both companies." Is that a thing you can do? no where in the link does it say she is staying with blizzard and my googling has shown she is leaving blizzard.
Anyone who has investments in ATVI will tell you that this news is old but thanks for letting everyone else know about it 15 minutes ago.
I think it's a typo error.. Amrita is gone for good..
I would really hope they'd go back to the idea how to attract customers by making good games instead of "how to cut costs at the smallest loss of customers possible". That's a difference between "playing to win" and "playing to not lose".
so otherwords how dare you make us lose money for us being bad at developing games! fired......lets hire the guy because netflix hires and produces everything ....just drop diablo forever and its online servers and make it server hosting but noooooooooo we want to monitor EVERYTHING YOU DO because we cant make an offline game anymore.
!@#$ Activision they have been nothing but bad for blizzard.
Let's be honest. The Blizzard we all grew up loving is dead. Regardless of the title, it's just Activision now and they do not have the same values that built Blizzard. The sooner people get over the death of the Blizzard we loved, the better. It's just another triple A game company now.
brutally true, 14 YEARS, the longest relationship that a lot of us will have ever.. time to move on
I will miss wow once is dead. This company is killing it.
I'm not going to pretend to have a single clue about business, but the fact that Blizzard seems to have done badly ever since it seems to have decided to prioritize making money over everything else makes me really wonder what the point of ruining a game 'for profits' even is. And I'm cautiously hopeful that this is a sign that they realize interfering was a stupid thing to do, and that the best way to make the game profitable is to go back to treating players like valued customers and not cash cows.
so average users went down by 1.9% and all this fuss happens? yeah i dont buy this nonsense ..... blizzard is doing that bad because they started putting ceo's,cfo's,cto's c"blabla"o's from a nasa,cia,carpentry,catering and god knows what background ...... those kinda people have 0 knowledge of the gaming world and the gaming community.let blizzard keep doing that and a couple of years from now we'll hear the end of it.I mean all this is happening because of Bobby Kotick .. he's doing a great job killing the company for good.he is the idiot who said "THE GOAL THAT I HAD INTO BRINGING A LOT OF THE PACKAGED GOOD FOLKS INTO ACTIVISION ABOUT 10 YEARS AGO WAS TO TAKE ALL THE FUN OUT OF MAKING VIDEO GAMES"this is what happens when a company become too greedy and start caring only about money and nothing elseand for everyone saying classic will revive the game.... lol.... no it wont ... it will be nothing different from what we have now... except itll be a pain making 100 gold ... and god help us with all the walking ..specially if we to make our way from orgrimar to wc ... or from the undercity to the hinterlandsstart training your hamstrings and quadriceps ...youll need it :)
I wonder why your stock took a major hit. Couldn't be for the fact you insulted your fan base at Blizzcon with the horrible announcement of Diablo:Immortal or that BFA has a lot of bugs in it and the fact you nerf anything that is too much fun for the players.
People are somehow in the same sentence calling this out as bad news while talking about how development with profit first thinking has been hurting the game.Both of the people gone here have been in their positions roughly for a year, the year people consider Blizzard to have turned for the worse, and the Actiblizz replacement is the one who was in the position BEFORE that, IE for all of Legion. While we have no confirmation yet who Blizzard's own is gonna be, people should be celebrating this news, not lauding as somehow another proof Blizz is dying.